Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
In labour force NAT. AVG.
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Median household income$166,809$116,500$82,436
Unemployment rate8.8%14.7%6.4%
In labour force72.6%63.8%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Iqaluit is 102% higher than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Iqaluit is 37% higher than the national average
  • In Iqaluit 4.1% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Iqaluit 7.0% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Iqaluit 7.6% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      $111,194 $166,809 $333,618
      $77,658 $116,500 $233,000
      $54,951 $82,436 $164,872
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Iqaluit median earnings by income bracket

      Iqaluit employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry3.9%
      Manufacturing sector0.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%
      Wholesale & retail services5.1%
      Public administration28.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%
      Education, health & social services10.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Iqaluit, NU8,699$166,809102.3%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Castlegar, BC8,697$82,0700.4%
      Lake Norman of Catawba, NC8,701n/a 
      Cresskill, NJ8,701n/a 
      Matawan, NJ8,696n/a 
      Franklin, NH8,695n/a 
      Iqaluit, NU8,699$166,809102.3%
      Source: The Iqaluit, NU data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.